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Use Case Lube When Swaging Primer Pockets?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Bwana John, Apr 3, 2014.

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  1. Bwana John

    Bwana John Member

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    Hi,
    I have a RCBS primer pocket swager for mil brass and it is not the best tool out there. (Im gonna get a Dillon one of these days)

    I was thinking about it and although Ive always used the tool dry, it might work better with a little lube in the pocket before swaging. (applied with a ear swab)

    Can anyone think of a reason NOT to lube before swaging? Can it oversize the pocket?

    I plan on retumbleing the brass after to remove the lube.
     
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    You are moving brass.

    I have always used case lube when swaging primer pockets.

    It makes swaging much easier.
    And it makes pulling the case back off the swaging punch a whole lot easier.

    rc
     
  3. ReloaderFred

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    No reason not to, as long as the lube is removed prior to priming, which you plan to do.

    Hope this helps.

    Fred
     
  4. witchhunter

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    Yup, smoother.
     
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    Nice tip!!!
    Thanx.
     
  6. gamestalker

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    The only thing I can think in using lube for this, is make sure you clean them well afterward. I will sometimes use lube myself if i'm doing a bunch of them, and it does help in the process. But when I'm done, I wipe them out with a Q tip and alcohol. It just takes a few seconds to wipe one, which helps me feed my OCD monkey.:fire:

    GS
     
  7. dprice3844444

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    se fla i love claymores 01/sot
    might make it easier to get a good seal between primer and pocket
     
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